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Haunted
3.55
This is a bad book barely held together by fleeting and brief moments of fantastic insight. Just when I felt like I was wasting my time and the novel...more
Feb 20, 2011
Apr 19, 2010
 
How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy
3.89
I have owned Orson Scott Card's How to Write Fantasy & Science Fiction since 2007 and have repeatedly tried to read through it. It's a tough go. I...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
 
No Great Mischief
3.98
How could I not like No Great Mischief? This novel is about Elliot Lake, the town in which I was born, and also Sudbury, the town in which I currently...more
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Apr 16, 2010
 
1984
4.09
One of the biggest books of the 20th Century--heck, they even named a year after it. I don't think totalitarian regimes totally dig it though.
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Apr 12, 2010
 
The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation
3.87
The Art of Community is a good read, although it may be slightly too technical for those looking to start a community that is not software-based. At t...more
Sep 14, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
 
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7)
4.22
I have a really hard time reviewing this one. I really do. I liked it a lot, don't get me wrong (example: see the five star rating). However, this is...more
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Apr 16, 2010
 
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
3.59
I liked The Lost Symbol the most out of the Robert Langdon trilogy and I think I know why: there is no more pretence of seriousness, the author is no...more
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Apr 19, 2010
 
Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3)
3.96
With this third installment in Koontz’s series, I found that I was slightly disappointed with the novel. I mean, after reading numerous reviews that e...more
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Apr 13, 2010
 
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
4.13
I’m a Dark Tower fan from way back. I’ve read and re-read all the Dark Tower novels at least twice (reading the series right through from beginning...more
Jun 2012
Jun 04, 2012
 
Floating Dragon
3.81
It was long…but I finished it. It wasn’t bad, sometimes it was actually enjoyable. Nonetheless, I found it long, and so of course this little tidbit i...more
May 22, 2008
Apr 13, 2010
 
Koko
3.52
**spoiler alert** It has been said that, “Despite the fact that it won the World Fantasy Award, Koko contains only minimal nods towards the fantastic,...more
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Apr 13, 2010
 
The Dark Tower, Volume 1: The Gunslinger Born
4.11
The Gunslinger Born is an excellent introduction to the Dark Tower Universe, especially for younger readers who have yet to experience the longer nove...more
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Apr 29, 2010
 
The Catcher in the Rye
3.77
**spoiler alert** I still can't fathom the hype. I mean Catcher in the Rye is not the worst novel I have ever read, but come on...there are way better...more
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Apr 15, 2010
 
Blaze
3.47
This is my favourite Bachman book. It is so moving, and the character development is much better than some of the early "Bachman" books. I'm stunned t...more
Jan 14, 2008
Apr 12, 2010
 
Forever Odd (Odd Thomas, #2)
3.96
Synopsis: Includes ***Spoilers***

This is the second novel with Odd Thomas as the protagonist. After Odd discovers that his childhood friend Danny has...more
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Apr 12, 2010
 
Shadowland
3.89
**spoiler alert** “More than twenty years ago, an underrated Arizona schoolboy named Tom Flanagan was asked by another boy to spend the Christmas vaca...more
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Apr 12, 2010
 
The Taking
3.77
**spoiler alert** It was an alright read, at least at the beginning, but then it turned very self-righteous. If you like extreme right-wing, Christian...more
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Apr 12, 2010
 
After the Software Wars
3.33
The first two-thirds of this book was very interesting to read, and intriguing. I enjoyed the insight the author provided into the different facets of...more
Dec 23, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilization's End
3.31
I read this book in under a week, so I must have been sufficiently interested in the subject matter. In fact I am; for some unfathomable reason, I am...more
Mar 26, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
Bleak House
3.97
Unnecessarily long, with unending sentences and verbose prose: this is the endearing and everlasting characteristic of Bleak House. It is also very p...more
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Apr 24, 2010
 
The Grays
3.45
**spoiler alert** It was a good read, if not strange, and I thought it was going to be more of his non-fiction stuff, like his Communion was claimed t...more
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Apr 13, 2010
 
Pet Sematary
3.81
**spoiler alert** For a while I thought this novel was pretty humdrum, not necessarily mediocre but somewhat lackluster. However, I then reached a par...more
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Apr 12, 2010
 
Needful Things
3.81
**spoiler alert** Well, I finally finished reading Needful Things , and although I was slightly skeptical throughout a large portion of the novel—is w...more
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Apr 13, 2010
 
From a Buick 8
3.36
**spoiler alert** When I first read From a Buick 8, back when it was released in January 2003, I hated it. Hated it. You see, King had announced aroun...more
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Apr 15, 2010
 
It
4.09
**spoiler alert** The greatest part of reading It was when I discovered it was connected to The Dark Tower. The second best part of reading It was whe...more
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Apr 15, 2010
 
How to Sell Anything to Anybody
3.72
Last month I read How to Sell Anything to Anybody out of curiosity. How could I not, with a title such as that? This little book is somewhat interes...more
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Jun 04, 2012
 
Shattered
3.68
When I first picked up Dean Koontz’s Shattered, I thought, What the hell, maybe this will be okay. I was not sure what I would be getting. It was a ve...more
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Apr 13, 2010
 
Under the Dome
3.88
A novel of the scope and size of Under the Dome not only requires adequate time to actually read, but also requires sufficient time for reflection.

One...more
Jan 13, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
 
Just After Sunset
3.81
**spoiler alert** “Willa.” Man, what a good story it was. It’s great to see King back in fine short-story writing form, hearkening back to “The Mist,”...more
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Apr 13, 2010
 
The Colorado Kid
3.22
The Colorado Kid is one novel that I continually forget about when I think about the Stephen King canon. However, the novel in itself is not unmemorab...more
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Apr 15, 2010
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